Posted by MikeT23 on 1/18/2013 8:29:00 AM (view original):
Despite your garbled wording, I think I see what you're saying.
She was some chick he talked to online. And, possibly, he played her up as his GF after she "died".
That would make some sense.
Could have even been before - especially with his parents, given the way they seemed to have bought in. Wouldn't be the first person to make up a relationship to appease his mom. Of course, incidents of this are probably much lower with star football players at Notre Dame, which plays into the point of your next post.
Of course, there's also an easy leap from this to him being involved in the hoax. He made up a girl for his folks, had a friend pretend to be her online to aid in the story, realized he couldn't get any further without them meeting her, has her "killed", and there you go.